Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sheaffer's Annual Birthday Bash and Auction was held Saturday .... under beautiful sunny skies!  Check out the write up on his blog and also check out some of the pics.  I was a bit envious of the weather.... and of course, wish I could have been there just to pet donkeys.. oh, and....to eat carrot cake!!
But... it is many miles away ...opposite end of this country actually.... so... not feasible.



















They made $4,000 by day's end, and were ecstatic! What a lot of effort and hard work was done by a lot of people to pull it off .... now Sheila can continue on with her efforts to rescue abandoned and abused donkeys...oh, and whatever other creatures have found their way to her small acreage over the years.  She has been heard to mutter that if a purple aardvark showed up it would have a home at her place!

Remember little Sage and Otis?  This was the event for which they were made and sent.  They worked hard for the cause too and managed to fetch $60 and $65 respectively.  I am thrilled they did well.  Thanks to all of you who sent me bids to accompany them on their trek to Ontario .... and.... I'm sorry you were all outbid .... ... but, by the same token, happy that they did so well.















Otis and Sage .....with Scruffy.... cousin of Tuffy who was in last year's auction.  Next year.... I should try for three bears.... oh..hahah....and maybe a Goldilocks...

6 comments:

Twiglet said...

Oh well done Vee and Otis and Sage of course - what a result!!

frayedattheedge said...

It's good to know that in an increasingly selfish world, there are still people who work hard for good causes!! Well done Otis and Sage, raising so much just by being so adorable!!!

Serena said...

I'm so happy to hear the Donkey Sanctuary had a successful day with the auction. I'll pop on over to Sheaffer's blog shortly.

JudiA said...

Wonderful news! I'm delighted that Otis and Sage held up their ends so well, and pround to know such a generous artist as well. Well done Vee!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow well done Otis and Sage and you too Vee. I bet they have a wide smile wrapped around them too.

ponymaid said...

Vee, bless your donkey-loving heart. I'm still somewhat stunned by what we managed to achieve. Sheila has already ordered her hay for next year so that worry is out of the way. Kudos to two small bears who journeyed so far to help out. You would have been proud to see them sitting on the silent auction table with their admirers clustered round.

Your friend,

Sheaffer